Spiritual Snobs: The Dark Side to Lightworkers
Part of the spiritual expansion process includes releasing layers of darkness.
On the journey of developing deeper understandings, teaching others and bringing intuitive insights to the world around - many highly spiritual people can’t help but be affected by the truths that they learn along the way.
And these truths can be scary.
As you develop on your path, you’ll likely find that in order to grow, you have to encounter and deal with truths about yourself, that you probably would have rather stayed hidden away in the broom closet.
The reason why many people don’t develop themselves spiritually is because it’s hard to look yourself in the mirror.
Spiritual people have to look at themselves in the mirror every day they go to work.
When a spiritual person who is committed to their own growth is forced to, in their work with others, see their own truth reflected back at them in the people they work with, this can be really difficult and emotional.
This is something talked about heavily in Debbie Ford's book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, but in the work, like she mentions this is all good.
Dark work is necessary for bringing forward the light, the truth.
Spiritual work creates soul-expanding shifts.
As soul transformation occurs, spiritual people and teachers, undergo many shifts as they grow rapidly as souls on Earth at this time.
When you expand, you'll release emotions and world views that are no longer serving you.
Low energy emotions can vibrationally and consciously hold you back from soul growth, so naturally spiritual people seek to release themselves of these emotions as often as possible.
Think of a person wearing 20 coats.
As it gets warmer and sunnier outside, you have to shed the coats and those coats, cover the ground around you as you shed them.
When you are releasing dark emotions to lift up into more lightness, a spiritual person will exude the qualities they are releasing for at least a temporary period of time.
Spiritual people can get negative when they are actively releasing.
Think of it like virus shedding (gross I know, but seriously).
As old skin rises up and away from the body, as it naturally falls off and away from the body.
Likewise, old emotions and thought forms, as they are released, rise up to the forefront and are moved to the outermost layers of their auras very quickly, before they eventually fall off and away from this person.
If you encounter a spiritual person who is exhibiting negativity - it is likely they are in the process of shedding.
A spiritual shedding period occurs when you release the old emotions, thought forms and belief systems necessary for you to move up a soul level of growth.
These periods usually happen during temporary periods of time usually marked by bouts of emotional release, lethargy and tiredness, despondency, shortness of temper and more limited patience than normal.
To know if you are experiencing a soul expansion period, known as shedding, you experience negative emotions in certain sections of time - not continuously.
Emotions, both negative and positive, are healthy to release during this time. If you are familiar with the healthy emotional release process, you are aware that the more releasing occurs, the faster and the more poignant a shift in being. The goal here is that while you shed old emotions in order to move up in your soul growth process, these emotions are not directed (blamed) at others.
When and Why It Occurs
Fears, worries, anxieties all come up as we tread upon new territory that we have not previously embarked on or territory we have to overcome in order to heal a past life pattern.
Shedding occurs more frequently when we are on the cusp of a huge soul level shift or about 7-8 major events and many, many minor events throughout life.
As you prepare to jump into the next stage of growth, these fears and anxieties must be released before you can fully dive in into the next phase.
When you are spiritually shedding, remember that it a temporary time that is necessary for you to work through these feelings and in turn, work them out and away from your system.
Each person, especially those developing rapidly, experiences more than one shedding cycle in their lifetime, of a relatively dependable frequency - once you identify the pattern.
To determine how often your soul ‘sheds’ or phases up in growth, think about the last 2 experiences in your life that you would consider spiritually awakening.
How far apart were these events?
Know a spiritual person who is going through a dark time?
The best we or anyone can do is offer support or a hand in friendship.
If you are open to soul communication, talking directly to someone's Higher Self is often, the best way to connect with someone when they are experiencing a shift such as this
Compassion, rather than judgement about who someone is supposed to be, heals all.
Amanda Linette Meder
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